[George Humble, c.1631.]
Engraving, frontispiece to Speed's atlas, 'Theatre of the Empire of Great Britaine'. Sheet 190 x 120mm, 7½ x 4¾". Trimmed within plate and laid to album page.
John Speed (1552? - 1629), historian, cartographer and antiquary. He produced the first world atlas by an Englishman, entitled 'A Prospect of the Most Famous Parts of the World', which first appeared in London in 1627.
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